Financial Aid for Teacher Candidates

General Financial Aid Requirements

Applicants must:                                                                                                        


Financial Aid Incentives for Future Teachers

  • Pell Grant
  • State University Grant ( SUG)
  • Cal Grant
  • TEACH Grant (The Federal Student Aid TEACH Grant will support future teachers for up to $4,000 per year in exchange for teaching service in a high-need field. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.)
  • Middle Class Scholarship
  • Campus-based and private scholarships
  • Student Loans
  • Work Study 
  • For more information see Financial Aid information for teacher candidates (Financial Aid Office)

Math & Science Credential Reimbursements

  • Math & Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI)
    • The Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) provides support and helps guide future Single Subject Math and Science teachers through credential examination, preparation resources, and reimbursements.
  • Who qualifies?
    • All Single Subject Math or Science future teachers and credential candidates.
    • Students must be entering the Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP) the following semester upon the submission of their application.
  • What can be reimbursed?
    • All eligible candidates can receive the following reimbursements: CBEST, CSETs, Cal State Apply Application, Credential Program Application, and Live Scan.  
  • How do I get my reimbursement? 
    • Email our office to fill out a simple reimbursement form!
    • By University policy, for each reimbursement, an itemized receipt(s) will need to be submitted, showing the cost of the exam or application with the name of the recipient. 

For more information, contact the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Program (TRRP) at teacheroutreach@csustan.edu or Alfredo Vargas at avargas25@csustan.edu

Math & Science Credential Reimbursements Math & Science Teacher Initiavtive (MSTI) The Math and Science Teacher Initaitive (MSTI) provides support and helps guide future single subject math and science teachers through credential examination, preparation resources, and reinmbursements.  Who qualifies? All Single Subject Math or Science future teachers and credential candidates. Students must be entering the Single Subject Credential Program the following semester from their time of application. What can I get reimbursed? All Math and Science teacher candidates are eligible for the following reimbursements: CBEST, CSET, Credential Program Application, LiveScans, and Credential Application.  For more information, contact the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Program (TRRP) or Alfredo Vargas at: teacheroutreach@csustan.edu or avargas25@csustan.edu.


The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), provides scholarship opportunities for math and science majors and degree holders to support them in completing a Secondary (Single Subject) Teaching Credential. Scholarship recipients will benefit from a cohort support system, enhanced learning and professional development opportunities, and one-on-one mentoring from Stan State Math and Science Faculty.

Math and science majors who have attained Junior level status, career changers/returning students who have been admitted into the Single Subject Credential Program are eligible to apply!! 

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program will award annual scholarships in the amount of $10,000 in exchange for teaching service upon completion of a credential. Scholarships will be awarded each academic year and can be received by a recipient for a maximum of three years.

For more information, check out their webiste! 


Applying for Financial Aid


For more information on financial aid incentives eligibility requirements and application process visit the Financial Aid website, schedule an appointment with Financial Aid advisor Christina Goodeill, cgoodeill@csustan.edu, (209) 667-3336, or contact Teacher Recruitment and Retention with the Math and Science Teacher Initiative, DBH 305-308, teacheroutreach@csustan.edu, (209) 667-3589.

Financial Aid